Assisted braking devices reduce both the risk and stress of belaying. Find devices like the Petzl GriGri, Edelrid OHM and Climbing Technology Click Up here!
Devices like the GriGri and OHM have revolutionised the belaying world. Assisted braking devices either use moving parts or the geometry of the mechanism to apply a braking force to the rope. Simply put, if used correctly these devices mean it's no longer your concentration alone which catches a falling climber. Increased safety, less pressure on the belayer and better control when lowering... what's not to like?!